Restaurant review: YO! Sushi – St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff

Cardiff has a growing number of quality Japanese restaurants, my favourite being Mt. Fuji in St David’s Shopping Centre, closely followed by Yakitori#1 in Cardiff Bay and Tenkaichi on City Road, Cathays (I am yet…

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Coffee shop review: Soho Coffee – St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff

When I was in university, I had a Saturday job at Soho Coffee, Cardiff for a few months. Whilst working there, I became very fond of the food on offer. I was particularly partial to…

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Restaurant review: Revolucion De Cuba – The Friary, Cardiff

A couple of months ago I reviewed the brunch menu at Cuban-themed restaurant, Revolucion De Cuba, at The Friary, Cardiff (opposite the Hilton hotel). Recently, I returned to the restaurant to try out some of the…

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Restaurant review: Irie Shack – Woodville Rd, Cathays, Cardiff

    A photo posted by Irie Shack (@irieshack) on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:36am PDT   Irie Shack Caribbean bar and grill opened in April last year on Woodville Road in Cathays, Cardiff, after moving…

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Restaurant review: Barley and Rye Bier Bar & Kitchen – Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff

Cardiff’s Greyfriars Road is home to a string of popular nightclubs and bars including Pryzm, Glam, Tiger Tiger, The Crockerton (Wetherspoons-owned) and The Three Rivers. On a Friday or Saturday night, the street is lined…

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Food to fall in love with – Restaurant review: Carluccio’s – Mill Lane, Cardiff

Back in May last year, I reviewed Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay and I was very impressed by my experience. The food was authentic and of a high quality; it exceeded my expectations…

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Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea at Laguna Kitchen & Bar: Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

Recently, I was kindly invited to Laguna Kitchen and Bar at Park Plaza hotel on Greyfriars Road, Cardiff to sample the restaurant’s newly launched afternoon tea offering, Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea (a.k.a ‘G&Tea’). I was joined…

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Cuban cuisine, cocktails & cigar boxes! Brunch review: Revolucion de Cuba, Cardiff

Revolucion de Cuba, the Cuban-inspired cantina (traditional restaurant and bar) situated at The Friary in Cardiff (opposite the Hilton hotel), has launched a new brunch menu. Served between 10am – 2.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays,…

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What to expect from ShakeShack Cardiff

Last month, international burger chain ShakeShack opened on the first floor of St David’s 2 shopping centre, Cardiff – the first to open outside of London. Since then, the restaurant’s burgers have become practically famous…

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Third time lucky! Restaurant review: Jamie’s Italian, Cardiff

If you asked me to recommend good Italian restaurants in Cardiff, I’d reel off a relatively short list including the likes of Cafe Citta, Casanova and Calabrisella, amongst a few select others. Up until recently,…

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